To read is to fly: it is to soar to a point of vantage which gives a view over wide terrains of history, human variety, ideas, shared experience and the fruits of many inquiries.
Study without desire spoils the memory, and it retains nothing that it takes in.
I learned very early the difference between knowing the name of something and knowing something.
Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel.
Liberty without Learning is always in peril and Learning without Liberty is always in vain.
It is possible to fly without motors, but not without knowledge and skill.
Technology is just a tool. In terms of getting the kids working together and motivating them, the teacher is the most important.
Intelligence plus character-that is the goal of true education.
The more I read, the more I acquire, the more certain I am that I know nothing.
God created man in His own image, says the Bible; philosophers reverse the process: they create God in theirs.
A spirit of national masochism prevails, encouraged by an effete corps of impudent snobs who characterize themselves as intellectuals.
If you want the present to be different from the past, study the past.
A witty saying proves nothing.
Language is courage: the ability to conceive a thought, to speak it, and by doing so to make it true.
In mathematics you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If you're not learning while you're earning, you're cheating yourself out of the better portion of your compensation.
Evil being the root of mystery, pain is the root of knowledge.
The first idea the child must acquire is that of the difference between good and evil.
A cynic is a man who knows the price of everything, and the value of nothing.
Science is a way of thinking much more than it is a body of knowledge.
Reading without reflecting is like eating without digesting.